Sierra scored early Tuesday night, only for visiting Enochs to battle back and battle back hard in a 5-3 win for the Eagles in non-league soccer action at Daniel Teicheira Memorial Stadium.
“We started well the first few minutes,” Timberwolves coach Joe Pires said. “Then we just broke down and they played well. They found our weaknesses and got a goal. We got our heads down and couldn’t bounce back, and they outplayed us the rest of the first half.
“We regrouped and made a game of it in the second half, but they are a very good team. Have to give them credit, because they were very fast and very organized.”
In the ninth minute Sierra (3-3-1) took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Ayden Akca off of an Emmanuel Ruiz assist.
Then the floodgates opened for Enochs (7-2-1) as the Eagles of Modesto took a 5-1 halftime lead behind a pair of goals apiece by Fabian Ruiz and Diego Virgen-Gonzalez and a goal by Kevin Verde.
Enochs went to its bench in the second half and the Timberwolves took advantage of it with Anthony Napoles assisting on a pair of goals by Paul Barrios-Trovao and Nathan Perez.
“I tried to give some time to the guys that don’t get to play that much,” Eagles coach Yovanni Robles said. “I wanted to give them a little bit of time, so when the season comes we see if we can use them.
“And then I had to readjust.”
Sierra has some time off before hitting the pitch again on Thursday, Dec. 14, when the Timberwolves host Valley of Sacramento at 6:45 p.m.
Sierra 6, Enochs 5
Neddy Ramos notched a hat trick for the Timberwolves.
Sierra’s Jose Gonzalez added a brace and Kevin Garcia one goal.
Johan Arroyo and Preston Gallegos dished out three assists apiece for the Timberwolves.